George Soros is one of the wealthiest yet most charitable executives in the world today. Recently George Soros made a huge contribution towards his charitable organization known as the Open Society Foundations. The contributions that were to the tune of $18 billion would help this organization successfully execute its objectives that include combating injustices within an economy, supporting struggling democracies combat discrimination injustices within their systems among others. While George Soros philanthropic activities through Open Society Foundation is not something that is unknown, however, his journey to this point is one only a few people are aware of. To understand and appreciate Soros better let’s examine his background.
Mr. George Soros is a Hungarian native having been born and brought up as a child in that region. Unlike other children, Soros did not have quite an interesting time. His childhood years were popularized with the communist rule that saw him exposed to a lot of killings and revolution from the Nazi-revolution. Fortunate enough George Soros and his family were able to survive the brutal kills of the Jewish even going to the extent of helping other Jews and learn more about George Soros.
After the dust had settled in 1947, George Soros decided to leave his native home for the search of education abroad. His quest for education saw him travel to London where he enrolled himself in the famous London School of Economies and pursued a bachelor’s degree in economics. With nobody to support him, Mr. George Soros would be forced to take two jobs; as a club waiter and a railway porter to fund his education and existence. This did not stop the ambitious Soros from excelling as he was able to complete his studies from the institution. With competence in economics, Soros would later move to the United States to pursue his career as a Wall Street investor.
George Soros success in the financial world cannot be unmatched. As an experienced hedge-fund manager, Soros was able to create his own hedge fund in the economy which performed pretty well. It is through his financial investments that George Soros was able to establish himself as a philanthropist.
The Open Society Foundation was established in 1979 by George Soros to help him champion the ideologies of free expression, fair treatment of human rights democratic governance explained by Karl Popper a great philosopher and author of “Open Society and Its Enemies.” In addition to the Soros experiences growing up, Karl’s book had a great impact in the formation of Open Society Foundation. With a huge annual budget, Open Society Foundation has a huge burden on its back to execute and create a better society.
When it comes to the causes, the foundation has been involved in one can easily lose count. Soros through Open Society Foundation stops at nothing when it comes to creating a better society. The foundation is famed for supporting educational ventures, funding politicians whose objective is defending democracy, championing the rights of the minority in the economy such as the LGIBT community and Follow him Twitter.com.